In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(applause)aplauso masculinoto give sb a clap — aplaudir a algn
3(noise)a clap of thunder — un trueno
1(applaud)(performance/person) aplaudirthey were warmly clapped off the pitch — recibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego
2(slap)he clapped me on the back — me dio una palmada en la espalda
- she clapped her hands (together) — batió palmas / dio una palmada de alegría (/ satisfacción etc. )
- to clap one's hands to the music — dar palmadas al compás de la música
3coloquial(put, place)he was clapped in prison — lo metieron en la cárcel
- he clapped his hand over my eyes — me tapó los ojos con la mano
2(strike hands together)dar una palmada
- Ally stood up and gave Brian a clap on the shoulder.
- With a clap on the shoulder for me and a kiss for Willow, he went to bed.
- With a friendly clap on the back, he sent Josh over to a group of elderly gentlemen, who all happily shook Josh's hand.
- As he was about to get to the part of fighting, when he felt a strong clap on the back of his shoulder.
- Those involved would be the first to accept a clap on the back if they had won.
- There came a hearty clap on my shoulder and I half-turned to come face to face with a ruddy-complexioned bloke about my own age, perhaps a little less.
- Bill Hogan designed it and he really does deserve a clap on the back.
- He gave me a soft clap on the shoulder, which nearly sent me tumbling to the floor.
- Sam snivelled and nodded, earning himself a clap on the shoulder.
- His heart nearly jumped out of his chest when a hand suddenly descended on his shoulder with a loud clap.
- Feeling the claps of a hand on his shoulder Ben turned and could not resist a smile as Jack took out his trademark deck of cards and shuffled it in mid air.
- This announcement earned him a smile and a clap on the shoulder before Aurelio began chopping the potatoes into neat little cubes.
- More than the traditional acknowledgement - a clap on the back - which usually went to sponsors in the past.
- ‘This is a gesture done for reassurance and a sort of transfer of strength,’ he said, demonstrating the shoulder clap again.
- At his age I'd say he deserved a massive clap on the back.
- She smiled, giving both of them a friendly clap on the shoulder.
- Mark gave him a friendly clap on the shoulder, ‘ah, don't worry about it, you'll find out sooner or later right?’
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